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Farm Sanctuary SA


The Farm Sanctuary SA was opened in 2016 and is home to the world-famous Pigcasso. Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley of the Western Cape, the sanctuary houses a growing number of rescues from the everyday horrors of animal agriculture. Joanne Lefson started the sanctuary in order to not only provide a safe haven for animals in need but to awaken a connection between consumers and the living farm animals.

The animals

Pigcasso, the famous painting pig is a big attraction at the sanctuary, with her amazing skills being featured on CBS, BBC and other news stations around the world. She was rescued from a pig farm just before she was due to be slaughtered and her talent and love of painting has helped the sanctuary spread their message of compassion around the world.

Baloo was the first cow to call the sanctuary home. Rescued from an informal settlement whilst only a malnourished baby, he has been lovingly nurtured into a “grass munching maniac.”

Both Pigcasso and Baloo, together with the other animals at the sanctuary are lucky survivors who will get to live the rest of their lives in peace.

Ways to help

The Farm Sanctuary SA is a non-profit organization and relies on donations in order to do the excellent work they do. There are many ways to help out, from volunteering to donating, please visit their donations page for more info.


Images sourced from The Farm Sanctuary SA’s facebook page


Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Contact Number: 061 499 5006

Opening Hours: Daily between 11:30am and 3pm. Kindly WhatsApp your number to Evelyn at 066 235 5788 prior to arriving.

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